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A man, described as a 'self-taught rocket scientist', is preparing to prove astronauts fabricated the fact the Earth is round by launching himself in a homemade rocket.

'Mad' Mike Hughes plans to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 metres) high in his scrap metal contraption and fly through the air at 500mph (800kph) above the Mojave desert.

Ultimately, the 61-year-old limo driver's goal is to get 10 miles high so he can prove the Earth is disc-shaped and this weekend's flight marks the first step





Mr Hughes has spent the last few years building a steam-powered rocket out of salvage parts in his garage.

His project has cost him $20,000 (£15,000), which includes Rust-Oleum paint to fancy it up and a motor home he bought on Craigslist that he converted into a ramp.

He plans to strap into his homemade contraption and hurtle over the ghost town of Amboy, which has a population of four, in the Mojave Desert and along historic Route 66.

'I don't believe in science,' said Hughes, whose main sponsor for the rocket is Research Flat Earth.

'It'll shut the door on this ball Earth', he said in a fundraising video, while explaining that Nasa is controlled by round-Earth Freemasons and Elon Musk is making fake rockets.

Down the line, he's intending to build a rocket that takes him to space, so he can snap a picture and prove with his own eyes that the Earth is flat.

'It's scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive. I like to do extraordinary things that no one else can do, and no one in the history of mankind has designed, built and launched himself in his own rocket', said Mr Hughes.

'I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that's not science, that's just a formula.





On the morning of the launch, Mr Hughes will heat about 70 gallons of water in a stainless steel tank and then blast off between 2pm and 3pm.

He plans to go about a mile high before pulling two parachutes. It will be televised on his YouTube channel .

Following his jump, he said he's going to announce his plans to leap into the race for governor of California.



This will actually be the second time he's constructed and launched a rocket.

He launched on a private property in Winkelman, Arizona in January 2014 , and travelled 1,374 feet (419 metres).

He collapsed after that landing - the G-forces taking a toll - and needed three days to recover.





His site
http://www.madmikehughes.com/
 
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Sounds legit. Someone should take out a life insurance policy on him. :roll:

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so he can prove the Earth is disc-shaped
Ummm... I'm pretty sure he'll confirm it looks like a disc, proving once and for all he's right. That, or be the Darwin winner for the year.
 
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Following his jump, he said he's going to announce his plans to leap into the race for governor of California.
And somehow this guy still manages to come across as saner than Jerry Brown.
 

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skip to 1.00


this is priceless.....NASA spend billions, this guy uses a stick

 
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Whatever this guy does the indoctrinated imbeciles will refute anything that conflicts with there delusions.
 

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Some people will refuse to believe that he dies.
 
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A man, described as a 'self-taught rocket scientist', is preparing to prove astronauts fabricated the fact the Earth is round by launching himself in a homemade rocket.

'Mad' Mike Hughes plans to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 metres) high in his scrap metal contraption and fly through the air at 500mph (800kph) above the Mojave desert.

Ultimately, the 61-year-old limo driver's goal is to get 10 miles high so he can prove the Earth is disc-shaped and this weekend's flight marks the first step





Mr Hughes has spent the last few years building a steam-powered rocket out of salvage parts in his garage.

His project has cost him $20,000 (£15,000), which includes Rust-Oleum paint to fancy it up and a motor home he bought on Craigslist that he converted into a ramp.

He plans to strap into his homemade contraption and hurtle over the ghost town of Amboy, which has a population of four, in the Mojave Desert and along historic Route 66.

'I don't believe in science,' said Hughes, whose main sponsor for the rocket is Research Flat Earth.

'It'll shut the door on this ball Earth', he said in a fundraising video, while explaining that Nasa is controlled by round-Earth Freemasons and Elon Musk is making fake rockets.

Down the line, he's intending to build a rocket that takes him to space, so he can snap a picture and prove with his own eyes that the Earth is flat.

'It's scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive. I like to do extraordinary things that no one else can do, and no one in the history of mankind has designed, built and launched himself in his own rocket', said Mr Hughes.

'I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that's not science, that's just a formula.





On the morning of the launch, Mr Hughes will heat about 70 gallons of water in a stainless steel tank and then blast off between 2pm and 3pm.

He plans to go about a mile high before pulling two parachutes. It will be televised on his YouTube channel .

Following his jump, he said he's going to announce his plans to leap into the race for governor of California.



This will actually be the second time he's constructed and launched a rocket.

He launched on a private property in Winkelman, Arizona in January 2014 , and travelled 1,374 feet (419 metres).

He collapsed after that landing - the G-forces taking a toll - and needed three days to recover.





His site
http://www.madmikehughes.com/
Total effing idiot, should do well in the elections.

About 1500 quid would build a decent amature ascent baloon with photo capture device ,this could be made to prove he's wrong and many schools have done so and posted on YouTube.
This isn't discworld ffs ,its obviously the matrix;):D
 
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How can the earth be flat if people have gone completely around the world? If that werent the case, wouldnt we hit space by just going forward rather than going up?
 
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Seems like a problem that is about to solve itself.
 
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How can the earth be flat if people have gone completely around the world? If that werent the case, wouldnt we hit space by just going forward rather than going up?
The question I always ask to flat Earthers and I have yet to receive a reply from anyone XD

The second question I ask is if Earth is indeed flat, then why are ALL the other celestial objects spherical? Why would out of all of them only Earth be flat? Makes no sense.
 
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Kind of impossible to be a rocket scientist and not understand the curvature of Earth. I wonder how he managed that.
 
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Kind of impossible to be a rocket scientist and not understand the curvature of Earth. I wonder how he managed that.
"I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that's not science, that's just a formula."
Hes not a scientist, hes a Rocket Formulatition.

I watched one of his videos and the parachute looked completely worn out, had torn holes in it, looks dangerous to use. Not to mention a YT commenter notes that there is a single tether on it.

 
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This is awesome "I've made a rocket but I don't believe in science" :D

To be fair I'm quite impressed that his first attempt went as well as it did.

Science or no science, that 'chute is really sketchy.
 

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How can the earth be flat if people have gone completely around the world? If that werent the case, wouldnt we hit space by just going forward rather than going up?
John Glenn Orbited it 3 times.

This man is senile, has a mental disorder
 
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How can the earth be flat if people have gone completely around the world? If that werent the case, wouldnt we hit space by just going forward rather than going up?
Obviously, they lied. :rolleyes:

Or, we're just awash with morons who need something to believe is a grand conspiracy by "Freemasons." I'm waiting for someone to blame the oddfellows for something, since there is a lodge near me. :laugh:

"I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that's not science, that's just a formula."
Formulas are a big part of science. Brilliant statement there.

PS: My dad is an actual freemason and he said "honestly, I don't even remember what it's all about, I just went for the BBQ's."
 
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Unfortunately, these people are by nature deeply irrational and tend to use 'conspiracy' as an answer to refute everything.

There is a simple thought experiment that can be followed to prove the earth is a sphere. Line up along the globe/disc a group of like minded flat brainers to track the moon. The people must be in a line that tracks the moon and that spans the earth. Once it passses into set sectors, each participant tracks the moon and confirms its presence. As it crosses the entire disc (not globe) it should move out of view entirely (if it orbits- in terms of our own rotation under the disc). The null hypothesis for the flat earth theory is that from the UK to New Zealand and spanning ships on the pacific to the US and back to the UK, the moon will always be in sight.

This image shows the tracking of the ISS as it orbits for a comparison of what I mean:



Apart from that, cell phones, satellites, feeds from the ISS, NASA space sling shot trajectories for Cassini etc all must be conspiracy for the Flat Earthers to have peace of mind :shadedshu:. When you accept the science that suits your ideology and reject the bits that dont fit your narrow doctrine - you are an enemy of reason and progress.
 
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#19
Unfortunately, these people are by nature deeply irrational and tend to use 'conspiracy' as an answer to refute everything.

There is a simple thought experiment that can be followed to prove the earth is a sphere. Line up along the globe/disc a group of like minded flat brainers to track the moon. The people must be in a line that tracks the moon and that spans the earth. Once it passses into set sectors, each participant tracks the moon and confirms its presence. As it crosses the entire disc (not globe) it should move out of view entirely (if it orbits- in terms of our own rotation under the disc). The null hypothesis for the flat earth theory is that from the UK to New Zealand and spanning ships on the pacific to the US and back to the UK, the moon will always be in sight.

This image shows the tracking of the ISS as it orbits for a comparison of what I mean:



Apart from that, cell phones, satellites, feeds from the ISS, NASA space sling shot trajectories for Cassini etc all must be conspiracy for the Flat Earthers to have peace of mind :shadedshu:. When you accept the science that suits your ideology and reject the bits that dont fit your narrow doctrine - you are an enemy of reason and progress.
We did this experiment once a long time ago in gradeschool with about 300 children. Amazingly, it went well and we confirmed the earth was a sphere with children shouting out the moons visibility dying down the line linearly as it vanished.
 

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#20
Um, why doesn't he buy a long-distance airline ticket? They often operate at 30,000 feet. 1500 feet, never mind 30,000 feet, isn't enough to see the curvature of the Earth because natural features like hills and mountains mask it. The curvature becomes obvious at 60,000+ feet.
 

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I’m so happy natural selection cleans up what education missed
 
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Um, why doesn't he buy a long-distance airline ticket? They often operate at 30,000 feet. 1500 feet, never mind 30,000 feet, isn't enough to see the curvature of the Earth because natural features like hills and mountains mask it. The curvature becomes obvious at 60,000+ feet.
Because at least some of these bozos believe that airlines and airliner manufacturers are a part of the conspiracy, so the views from an airliner are not real and are modified to show you a round earth.
 
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Because at least some of these bozos believe that airlines and airliner manufacturers are a part of the conspiracy, so the views from an airliner are not real and are modified to show you a round earth.
Why doesn't he just build himself an ultralight? Guess that makes too much sense huh?
 
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How i wish i was there when he ultimately realize that the earth has always been a cube. (and don't tell me god doesn't play dice after that)